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Old 10-07-2015, 12:31 PM
 
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who cares, he was 71 years old.
I know a 13 year old little girl with cancer that is now blind and will die soon.
so no, a 71 year old, no, dont care.


he must have done something to warrant an eviction.
a 13 year old girl doesnt deserve cancer.

sorry sour subject here.
Life is unfair. But being cold about an elder getting evicted and feeling he had to kill himself will not make the young girl you know not die of cancer.

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Old 10-07-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Originally Posted by nightcrawler View Post
who cares, he was 71 years old.
I know a 13 year old little girl with cancer that is now blind and will die soon.
so no, a 71 year old, no, dont care.


he must have done something to warrant an eviction.
a 13 year old girl doesnt deserve cancer.

sorry sour subject here.
Maybe they finally raised his rents to a rate he couldn't afford to keep up with. That's not something a tenant has any control over. Nice to see a complete lack of empathy though.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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he must have done something to warrant an eviction.
Yeah, he probably had a rent stabilized apartment at very low rent that the landlord wanted.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Out West
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I can see this happening...and it's truly sad.

He was 71 years old...did he have any family? Where would he go? Who wants to sofa surf at 71 years of age? IF he even had any family to go to, that's a big slap to a person's pride - and at 71, it's not like he could easily go out and get a job, or a better job, or improve his education to get a better job to be able to get his life back together. I'm sure he didn't want to live at a shelter, which is hard enough for people half of his age.

I mean, think about that: You're 71. You know you don't have a lot of time left on earth, and at that point, it looks like those last years on earth are going to be utterly dismal and horrible. Homeless at 71...I wish he hadn't done it, but I can totally understand it.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Originally Posted by nightcrawler View Post
who cares, he was 71 years old.
I know a 13 year old little girl with cancer that is now blind and will die soon.
so no, a 71 year old, no, dont care.


he must have done something to warrant an eviction.
a 13 year old girl doesnt deserve cancer.

sorry sour subject here.
What does one tragedy have to do with another? This isn't a competition to see who is least fortunate.

By your logic, if we find a 10 year old who had cancer, blind *and* deaf that automatically means you are no longer sympathetic to the girl you know? Of course not.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:56 PM
 
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What does one tragedy have to do with another? This isn't a competition to see who is least fortunate.

By your logic, if we find a 10 year old who had cancer, blind *and* deaf that automatically means you are no longer sympathetic to the girl you know? Of course not.
I know right...I use to care for a blind and deaf baby with aids...so do I win by his logic?
That was the saddest thing ever.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Maybe they finally raised his rents to a rate he couldn't afford to keep up with. That's not something a tenant has any control over. Nice to see a complete lack of empathy though.
All he had to do was buy a condo for like $80k by the beach in Florida.... like all other normal people. I am sure he had income coming from social security/pension/whatever he used to pay for his rent stab apartment before. Instead he chose to commit suicide for a stupid as* reason like "oh gosh I can't live in Murray Hill anymore, I might have to move to outer boroughs or even to Florida!". I guess he was too prideful to join us unwashed masses that are not living in Beverly Hills, Murrey Hill, or UES....
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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All he had to do was buy a condo for like $80k by the beach in Florida.... like all other normal people. I am sure he had income coming from social security/pension/whatever he used to pay for his rent stab apartment before. Instead he chose to commit suicide for a stupid as* reason like "oh gosh I can't live in Murray Hill anymore, I might have to move to outer boroughs or even to Florida!". I guess he was too prideful to join us unwashed masses that are not living in Beverly Hills, Murrey Hill, or UES....
May be more to it then that. Years ago I discussed a similar subject with a friend. We agreed no likes to feel that they HAVE to move. I know life changes and many times this is necessary and even beneficial. But the feeling of being "run out of town" so to speak especially after working hard for a long time sucks. This situation sucks and is tragic regardless of this mans reasoning to stay and the outcome.
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:34 PM
 
Location: New York City
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All he had to do was buy a condo for like $80k by the beach in Florida.... like all other normal people. I am sure he had income coming from social security/pension/whatever he used to pay for his rent stab apartment before. Instead he chose to commit suicide for a stupid as* reason like "oh gosh I can't live in Murray Hill anymore, I might have to move to outer boroughs or even to Florida!". I guess he was too prideful to join us unwashed masses that are not living in Beverly Hills, Murrey Hill, or UES....
That sounds like a lot of assumptions to help justify a lack of empathy. Given his age it wouldn't be surprising if he had a small mountain of medical debt that made it impossible to have a decent savings.
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Wow,this case is tragic. It might be that all the guy needed was a social worker to help him through a SCRIE application.
Wonder how many seniors there are out there who don't even know what kinds of help are available when they are in desperate situations. http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/se...xemption-scrie

First thing a judge should do in any case where a Senior is in danger of eviction is send in a social worker to analyze the situation. Have things gotten so callous that a judge would just order an eviction on a senior without investigating ?

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